Update -- The board reaffirmed the mask mandate on July 13. The trustees will discuss the mask mandate again at the board's Aug. 10 meeting. Visitors and staff at Albany Public Library will continue to wear masks in the branches in an effort to keep APL safe and welcoming for everyone. The library...

The library's Board of Trustees is holding an emergency meeting on Tuesday, May 18, at 8 pm to discuss the mask mandate. The meeting will be held virtually. The meeting can be viewed live on YouTube. The agenda can be found on BoardDocs. The public can submit comments to be read at the meeting to ...

Trustee Election is May 18

May 10, 2021 | Library News

5/21/21 Update: The two winners are Jah-Raii Gause (declared candidate) and Matthew Finn (write-in candidate). Both of their terms take effect July 1. Read the election and candidate information sheet  Watch a video where the candidate answers questions about her background and the library For t...

Reminder: Masks covering the mouth and nose are to be worn by everyone (age 2 and older) in the library. Anyone who won't wear a mask will be asked to leave. Albany Public Library is greatly expanding access to services by adding evening and Saturday hours at select branches starting April 12. A to...

The Albany Public Library Board of Trustees has approved a 2021-2022 budget with no tax levy increase. The new budget starts July 1 and runs through June 30, 2022. The 2021-2022 library operations budget is $7,153,022 — the same amount as the current spending plan. Because the budget does not rai...

(Updated 4/24/21) If you've ever thought about serving the Albany community as a member of the library's Board of Trustees, here's your chance! There is a library trustee election on May 18. Two seats are available, both of which carry full five-year terms. Nominating petitions, qualifications, an...